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Professor/Associate Professor in Behavioural Science and Health

Contract: Open Ended
Location: Institute for Social Marketing (ISM)
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport
Job Reference: FAC00774
Salary Range: Grade 9/10

Closing date: 16-Jul-2017

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The postholder will play a key role in contributing to the Institute of Social Marketing and the Faculty’s strategic direction. The successful candidate will work with the Director of ISM, Professor Linda Bauld, and the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Jayne Donaldson, to implement the shared strategic vision and the plans necessary to attain the Institute’s and Faculty’s strategic goals. Providing leadership in academic matters, promoting continuous improvement in research performance and external funding, quality enhancement of teaching and learning, and knowledge transfer will be key requirements.

Responsibilities will be assigned by the Dean of the Faculty in consultation with the Director of ISM but will include:

Provide research leadership within the Institute and the Faculty, and in cross institutional collaborations.
Lead collaborative applications for external research funding, focusing on large scale projects.
Undertake research leading to publication in keeping with the Faculty’s research strategy.
Enhance the external profile of the Faculty and the University.
Develop doctoral provision in behavioural science and related areas, and to attract additional doctoral students and studentship funding.
Undertake teaching on the Faculty’s programmes, as appropriate.
Supervise student dissertations at masters and doctoral levels.
Contribute to Faculty initiatives as requested by the Dean of Faculty.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Professor Linda Bauld on 01786 467 347.

Research Assistant/Associate

Contract: Fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance
Pattern: Part-time working 21 hours per week (60% full-time equivalent)
Division: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Job Ref: UOS016566
Salary: Grade 6/7 - £25,298 to £38,183 per annum (pro rata)

Closing date: 13/07/2017

School of Health and Related Research - Research Assistant/Associate

The Public Health section in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) is looking to recruit a highly-motivated researcher to work on an evaluation of the effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol. The post is part-time (60% full-time equivalent) and fixed term for an initial 12 months with the possibility of extension for a further 22 months. You will mainly work on research collecting and analysing data from people receiving treatment for alcohol problems. This will involve a mixture of detailed qualitative and straightforward quantitative analyses. You will be involved in all stages of the research process including securing ethical approval to work in NHS settings, developing research instruments, data collection and analysis, liaising with the funder and other stakeholders and writing up the project findings for reports and journal articles.

This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher to develop their scientific career within a supportive, flexible and friendly environment. The project is led by a team from the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, which has an international reputation for high impact research of outstanding scientific merit. As part of that team, you will play a key role in evaluating a major public health intervention, the results of which are likely to be of international significance. You should have experience of working with or researching vulnerable populations and will be able to undertake travel, including overnight trips, in Scotland and Northern England during data collection.

For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Dr John Holmes on or on 0114 222 6384.
Further particulars and an application form are available here:

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